It's difficult to fathom a universe where someone would not enjoy listening to LEEF.
Durkin could be writing great pop-rock if only he had a narrower instrumental imagination.
”The Job Song” will offer laughs to anyone who has pursued an artistic career against the financial advice of parents, teachers, and -- Satan? The moral is that doing what one loves yields rewards far greater than monetary ones; the song proves its own thesis beautifully [...]
Durkin is the Conan O'Brien of jazz, joking about the band's alleged lack of appeal when so much evidence exists to the contrary [...]
So this seems a fitting rebuttal to my ornery and totally uncalled for outburst about a single bad review (from a guy who was probably just trying to do his best, and who probably had no idea his quickly-dashed-off words were going to be responded to with such precious hand-wringing).
What's to complain about when clearly there are some folks who are into what we're doing?
Heh. I haven't had a chance to read the whole review yet, but of the quoted stuff, "Durkin could be writing great pop-rock if only he had a narrower instrumental imagination." is my personal favorite.
Congrats on another great review!
Terrible review! They didn't mention the second trombonist!
Thanks, cats! And James: I agree!
Sorry, James--they only allowed me a 500-word review, and you were going to be words #501 and 502...Thanks for the mention, Andrew! This is an addictive blog, by the way. The links can really keep a guy busy.
Thanks, Brad! Looking forward to staying in touch... glad to see you're blogging too!
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